2 Weeks / Credit Bearing

3D Art Studio (1 credit) *CLOSED*

Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 Mandatory Move-in & Orientation 

Class runs July 2 – July 13, 2018 

In this two-week, NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and New York State accredited, intensive studio arts course, students will have the opportunity to launch and expand upon their understanding of a variety of sculpture methods as they create work for a successful university-level portfolio. This course teaches traditional techniques and processes while encouraging participants to explore unfamiliar approaches and visual languages that develop life-long-creative confidence.

Based in the School of Art, students will have access to extraordinary facilities within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Participants will work amidst some of our most celebrated faculty, creating in a vibrant college environment with a bona fide taste of what it is like to pursue an art-based career. Participation in a studio culture of idea generation, material exploration, process experimentation, collaboration, artist research and critique is standard in all SU: VPA, School of Art courses, including this offering to high school students looking to ‘get ahead”.

This summer’s 3D Art Studio course will focus on “Object, Sound, and Place.” It will be an immersive art making experience that will explore three-dimensional design and installation, inclusive of sound. Over the course of the two-week workshop, students will construct their own speakers and learn about sound collecting, producing, and mixing as a means to explore and understand its unique effects on space, object, and an audience. Through research, writing, intensive studio time, artists lectures, and offsite visits, students will create a sculpture, installation, or performance that includes a sound component. Learning the basics of documenting work will also be covered, allowing students to finish the course with images of their work appropriate for college portfolio applications.

Professors will instruct each morning and a Teaching Assistant (TA) will extend the faculty instruction each afternoon.

This course is limited to 15 students.

A Typical Day (subject to change)

9:00 am                 Faculty lecture: slide show, view artworks and/or introduction of the days program

10:00 am               Exploration of new technique or material or ideas

11:00 am               Work on projects

noon                      LUNCH

1:00 – 4:00           Work on Project, group discussions, and reviews

4:00 -4:30             Class is dismissed

Two evenings per week will have open, monitored studio hours for students to utilize the studios at the Comstock Art Facility (ComArt). Students are expected to use these open studio hours wisely to successfully execute the unique projects proposed by faculty and TA’s.

In addition to developing an individual approach to art making, participants will receive an introduction to a selection of artists, including a guest faculty member, and slide presentations of their professional practice. These practices provide an immersive and well-rounded understanding of the breadth and depth of the profession. The class will also take at least one field trip off campus.

At the end of this two-week session, students will collaborate in curating a group exhibition in the Sarah A. Coyne Gallery of Art in ComArt, and participate in a group critique enabling an experience in the foundation of critical dialogue. Students that successfully complete this course for one-credit can apply the credit toward their BFA degree in the School of Art at Syracuse University.

Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

*Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Faculty Bio:

Ann Clarke has an extensive background as a higher education administrator and faculty member as well as a professional artist. She served as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts from March 2008 to June 2016.

Clarke joined VPA in 1998 as a faculty member in fiber arts/material studies, served as chair of the Department of Art from 2005-07, and was named the college’s associate dean of the visual arts in 2007.

Clarke has exhibited her work internationally, including at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, N.J.; gallery gen in New York City; Dongshin University in South Korea; and the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. In her studio, Two Sticks Knitting, she creates one-of-a-kind art to wear, including coats, hats, and wall hangings. Her work is featured in many private collections and has been published extensively. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Michigan and a master of fine arts degree in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.